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Leinster Rd. Bistro

European, Contemporary, New Zealand
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158 Leinster Rd | Merivale, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
03 355 3055
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Andover, New Hampshire
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was delicious but the portions were very small. My dad had a steak and it only cane with chips, no vegetables which was a bit disappointing. I had the fish if the day, very yummy but was still hungry afterwards.

Thank KristinaI
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73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Waited an hour for mains. Thank goodness we had some olives to nibble on. The restaurant was less than half full so not sure why it took so long. Vegetables didn't arrive with mains - we had just about finished. So we said not to bother. Even though we didn't get them they still charged us. The service was slow... More 

Thank Caro8880
Christchurch, New Zealand
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Four of us very much enjoyed our meal last night at the Leinster Road Bistro. Menu well thought out and great choices. Meal cooked well, lovely flavours and well presented. Ambience pleasant, no loud music or rowdy patrons. All very pleasant.

Thank Ngaere C
Christchurch, New Zealand
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

we went for dinner last week for our anniversary. The atmosphere wasn't too bad, although if the music was turned up a smidgen (not to make it hard to hear, but to not be overheard, ) would be good. the choice of music was gentle and easy. The food was very tasty, but the service was terrible. The staff were... More 

Thank amanda c
Southbridge Town District, null, New Zealand
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Had a lovely meal for 4. We all had something different and all were beautifully presented and tasted even better. Not enormous meals but just right for us as we could then have dessert which was also great. Very good service and nice atmosphere, and nice and clean. All made for a very relaxing meal out and we weren't rushed... More 

Thank Carmen W
Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Ambience warn welcoming with room to move and have a conversation while enjoying fantastic food. Can't speak highly enough of the quality of the food. Great night out as a couple or a group.

Thank shirleyannecotton
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Enjoyable meal but small portions and quite expensive. Nice atmosphere, friendly service but expensive wine list

Thank Bob B
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

Our meals were faultless and the decor and atmosphere just beautiful but the clearly inexperienced waitstaff let down our experience at the Bistro. I had booked weeks in advance and requested a booth. We were given the one closest to the drafty door and as there were no other diners at that time, I asked if we could sit a... More 

Thank Cherie M
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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290 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Good ribeye, great Caesar salad and the soup of the day was fab( mushroom) . But the place hasn't much to,offer. There are other places in town much better. Cozy booths that are fun with a large group. Just ok on everything....

Thank Hafkiwi
Dunedin, New Zealand
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75 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

Very nice place with a excellent menu, friendly staff and great atmosphere. The food was fantastic and could not be faulted, would recommend this place

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
European, Contemporary, New Zealand
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 158 Leinster Rd | Merivale, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: 03 355 3055

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?